Skirting corners: easier than miter cuts

For most baseboards, also made of wood or MDF, there are practical corner connectors. This makes the attachment of the baseboards usually much easier. Read more about corner connectors and end caps for baseboards here.

Miter cuts become superfluous

If you install a baseboard yourself, it must be mitred very precisely at the corners. This is not always easy and also costs a lot of time.

Corner fasteners can save this work. They are not only available for plastic strips but also for skirting boards made of wood or MDF. But here they are mostly made of plastic, because they are easier to assemble.

This saves the miter cut, and the baseboards running along the wall only have to be cut to the correct length and inserted into the corner connectors.

Visually, such corner connectors provide a clean, seamless corner joint. On free-standing edges, end caps can also be attached in order to conceal the cut edge of the strip accordingly.

For plastic strips, corner joints tend to be the rule, as they are rarely mitred. For plastic strips with integrated cable ducts, however, you must make sure that you also use corresponding corner joints.

Different available corner elements for baseboards

  • inside corners
  • outside corners
  • endcaps

Prices

In most cases, you can buy such corner connectors and end caps as multi-piece sets, with prices for such sets starting at around 10 - 15 EUR. Common for a set are 4 inside corners, 2 outside corners and a pair of end caps.

Sources of supply on the Internet

  • The shop for baseboards and accessories also has corresponding corner connector sets on offer.
  • amazon.de Also a look in the Amazon hardware store can be worthwhile, individual manufacturers also offer sets and individual pieces here.
  • leiste24.de The shop for baseboards and baseboards also offers all necessary accessories, including corner elements for the offered strips.

That way you can save costs

Of course you can save on wood strips by cutting miter yourself and omitting the corner connectors. But you should consider in advance whether this is really worth the effort.

Tips & Tricks

If you prefer to miter, use a so-called miter box and a fine hand saw. Always saw MDF from the back.

Video Board: How to cut an external mitre / outside corner on skirting boards / baseboards.